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New law creates partnerships between local police and mental health professionals

A newly signed law by Rep. John Lovick will create partnerships to help local law enforcement officers respond to calls that involve mental health issues....Read More

Sexual harassment, equal pay, and women’s health bills signed into law

On Wednesday, the governor signed a package of bills aimed at improving women's health and ensuring equal pay for equal work. Inslee also signed a...Read More

Lobbyists give 2018 legislative session highest grade in 9 years

According to a recently released poll, lobbyists gave the 2018 legislative session the best Legislative Report Card in 9 years. The report card includes lobbyists'...Read More

Morning Wire: Noel Frame, Dale Peinecke, King County Democrats

The 2018 legislative session was one of the more productive in recent memory, driven in significant part by the leadership of the Senate Democrats.  As...Read More

Rep. Frame squares off against AWB on B&O tax cuts

In a Twitter thread posted Thursday morning, Representative Noel Frame accused the Association of Washington Business (AWB) of “some seriously breathtaking hypocrisy” over their call...Read More

Rep. Noel Frame’s full response to AWB

Representative Noel Frame emailed The Wire the following response to the Association of Washington Business’s opposition to HB 2947. AWB can’t have it both ways....Read More

Association of Washington Business responds to Rep. Frame’s criticism

Jason Hagey, Vice President of Communications at the Association of Washington Business, emailed The Wire the following statement in response to Rep. Noel Frame’s criticism to...Read More

Washington Legislature receives ‘dishonorable mention’ Black Hole Award

The Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ) has awarded the Washington State Legislature a dishonorable mention Black Hole Award for SB 6617 and their attempt to...Read More

Pacific Coast Collaborative announces new joint efforts

On Friday morning, Premier of British Columbia John Horgan, Governor Inslee, California Secretary for Environmental Protection Matt Rodriguez, and Oregon Energy Director Janine Benner came...Read More

McCabe’s ‘Erin’s Law’ signed into law

This press release was provided by the Washington State House Republicans Rep. Gina McCabe’s legislation to ensure students receive age-appropriate, sexual abuse prevention information and training...Read More